Indian Railways sets a new record in locomotive production! Amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak, the national transporter has been able to achieve a new ‘Make in India’ record in locomotive production.
The Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi has registered a record production of electric rail locomotives in July 2020. According to details shared by Piyush Goyal chaired Railway Ministry, a total of 31 electric rail locomotives have been produced by the Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi in the month of July. The Railway Ministry has said that the record production of electric rail locomotives by the Diesel Locomotive Works in July 2020 is a milestone for Indian Railways, keeping in view the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Last month, the national transporter had handed over 10 broad-gauge (BG) diesel locomotives to the neighbouring nation, Bangladesh. Each WDM3D type BG locomotive has been equipped with a 3300 HP engine.